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#1 gatekeeper

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:02 PM

I am not an advanced user of PHP/MYSQL but I have gotten by on my pages using Dreamweaver. Currently I use the web-based PHP from my ISP and I would like to configure it so that when someone enters in data - it not only goes to my database, but copies me in email. Can someone give me an idea of how this might work?

Thanks ahead of time for your help

Ryan
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#2 dunkleybrown

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 11:21 PM

The following code works for me (everything between dotted lines). The basic function is the mail function, and i have 4 variables that it takes, the $toaddress gets assigned your email address. $subject is what the subject header will be. $mailcontent is what will be in the body (the trickiest part) and $fromaddress is what will appear as the sender (you can leave this out if you want).

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// create variables from form
$firstname = $_POST[Firstname];
$lastname = $_POST[Lastname];
$date = $_POST[Date];
$request = $_POST[Request];
$email = $_POST[Email];


// send email
$toaddress = 'you@yourdomain.com';
$subject = 'Email Subject Line Here';
$mailcontent = $firstname.' '.$lastname"\n"$date"\n"$request;
$fromaddress = 'From: '.$email;
mail($toaddress, $subject, $mailcontent, $fromaddress);

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This might look complicated, email me if it's unclear: dunkley@dunkleybrown.com





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